Celebrating ENSE supplier nominations: Catering Insight Awards 2023


This year’s nominations are a testament to the hard work and dedication from our suppliers at ENSE, we look forward to raising a glass to you Catering Insight at this year’s celebrations!

The Supplier of the Year – Training & Education award is designed to recognise suppliers who invest a great deal in education programs aimed at industry benefit. The nominees on the shortlist for this year’s award have indeed delivered on that promise. Maidaid Halcyon, MKN, Panasonic, Parts Town, and Rational have invested extensively in their educational programs to boost the industry’s growth. With a vast range of product resources and technical guidance to ensure end-users receive the most accurate advice and guidance, the nominees have provided their dealer partners with all the necessary resources and technical guidance to support end-users efficiently. By equipping dealer partners with these resources, suppliers can guarantee their customers get the most accurate advice and guidance on all their purchases.

The ‘Supplier of the Year – Business Development’ award, recognises suppliers which have significantly developed their operations and is hotly contested. Covering everything from strategic investments, recruitment, sales development, and dealer support, the award recognises suppliers that have expanded their capabilities in the UK market. Both Blue Badger Wholesale and Pro Foodservice Reps have demonstrated this to the highest level, embracing expansion opportunities while maintaining exceptional customer service, both through their internal company improvements and the services they offer their clients.

The competitive category of ‘Supplier of the Year – Heavy Equipment’ is meant for brands that bring innovation to commercial kitchens through their appliances. We are delighted to see Meiko has been nominated for their impeccable line of products – known for hygiene, reliability, and energy efficiency.

We are pleased to announce the ‘Supplier of the Year – Light Equipment’ nominations from the ENSE community go to: Metcalfe Catering Equipment, Jestic Foodservice Solutions, and Valentine & Cuisinequip! All three of these companies have consistently provided exceptional service and equipment to their clients. From innovative designs, and cutting-edge technology, to a strong commitment to providing their clients with the best possible equipment… these teams have all provided excellent customer service.

The food service industry is a demanding and diverse market that requires high-quality equipment and support from manufacturers. Being nominated as a finalist in the Supplier of the Year – Service & Support category is an achievement that deserves recognition. Congratulations to Hoshizaki, a leading provider of commercial ice machines, for their dedication to partner support.

Best of luck to you all!


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